Annmarie Sheahan

Assistant Professor

About

A specialist in English education and young adult literature, Annmarie centers her work in research and theory in the teaching of English at the secondary level.  She is particularly interested in the history of literature instruction in the United States and studies how this history interacts with contemporary critical perspectives on literacy pedagogy. Much of her research has been focused on the interplay between canonical works, nontraditional texts, young adult literature, and multimodality in diverse, urban classrooms, and looks to examine the daily pedagogical choices pre-service and practicing teachers make regarding the teaching of literature in the face of neoliberal reforms. Her work also explores critical praxis research, testimonio, and participatory action research as critically conscious research methodologies that bridge the divide between practitioner and scholar. She is the author of articles appearing in English Journal, The Journal of Language and Literacy Education, English Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, Critical Studies in Education, and others. Currently, she serves as a department editor for The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

Research Interests

  • Interplay between canonical works, nontraditional texts, young adult literature, and multimodality in diverse, urban classrooms
  • Daily pedagogical choices pre-service and practicing teachers make regarding the teaching of literature in the face of neoliberal reforms